+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Mac Thread, Non Vendor Locked Active Whiteboard software for Mac? in Technical; In the ongoing saga of the Windows only IWBs that were purchased for a Mac only school I have been ...
  1. #1

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,060
    Thank Post
    853
    Thanked 2,674 Times in 2,269 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    768

    Question Non Vendor Locked Active Whiteboard software for Mac?

    In the ongoing saga of the Windows only IWBs that were purchased for a Mac only school I have been asked to investigate IWB software that will run independantly of hardware. Apparently the vendors have got the manufactureres to program Mac drivers but it would take extencive time to convert their IWB software to the OSX platform.

    Does anyone know of any IWB software that will run on a Mac that will not gripe about not being connected to a specific vendors hardware?

  2. #2

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,262
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,568 Times in 1,250 Posts
    Rep Power
    340
    I believe the latest version of ActivPrimary 3 (both Windows and Mac) supports any whiteboard hardware. I would double check this however.

    Smart also support Windows and Mac, but I think you do need a Smartboard for this.

  3. Thanks to Michael from:

    SYNACK (17th November 2008)

  4. #3

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    West Bromwich
    Posts
    2,190
    Thank Post
    299
    Thanked 215 Times in 185 Posts
    Rep Power
    56
    Apparently Promethean software is now board independent. It does moan when starting up in OS X about not being connected to a board but still runs fine. Ink does not work (writing recognition) but other than that fully functional.

    Promethean are in the process of removing all restrictions and limitations from their software now as you can purchase licenses for their software instead of hardware.

    If you have the cash though the Activote systems are down to around £750 now and if you own 1 piece of Promethean hardware you have the potential to run it on all systems in School.

    The software i am referring to is Activ primary 3 but the Active studio is also mac compatible. The only downside though is that the Activ Primary Software does not like network-based home dirs. The software crashes. If running local based profiles then it should be fine.

    I think the smart software is now also independent but i am not too sure of how it is licensed.

    HTH

    PS. This is what i have been told by 2 promethean resellers in the last 2 weeks.

  5. Thanks to HodgeHi from:

    SYNACK (17th November 2008)

  6. #4

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,590
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 762 Times in 593 Posts
    Rep Power
    180
    The GTCO Calcomp Interwrite software is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. I'm not sure about the licensing if you don't have any Interwrite equipment but there stuff is good (we use their boards and pads).

    Anyway, check it out at Interwrite Learning – Products – Interwrite™ Workspace

  7. Thanks to Ric_ from:

    SYNACK (17th November 2008)

  8. #5

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,621
    Thank Post
    1,239
    Thanked 777 Times in 674 Posts
    Rep Power
    235
    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Does anyone know of any IWB software that will run on a Mac
    PowerPoint. Haven't used the Mac version, don't know if it does the snazzy annotating stuff, but certainly for the PC version I can't see why you'd need anything else.

    --
    David Hicks

  9. Thanks to dhicks from:

    SYNACK (17th November 2008)

  10. #6

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,262
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,568 Times in 1,250 Posts
    Rep Power
    340
    Alternatively at one site I have used ActivPrimary Viewer 3.6 (which is free) on a Smartboard for months and months.

  11. Thanks to Michael from:

    SYNACK (17th November 2008)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Binding a Mac to Active Directory
    By simongrahamuk in forum Mac
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 6th November 2008, 01:19 PM
  2. Whiteboard software install CC3
    By ndavies in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12th September 2008, 09:06 AM
  3. Lynx - Whiteboard Software
    By Stefletch in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16th June 2008, 12:22 PM
  4. Music software - interactive whiteboard and desktop?
    By ltunstall in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18th January 2008, 03:58 PM
  5. Webster whiteboard software
    By cookie_monster in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 7th December 2007, 01:55 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •